Recipe: Mince and dumplings

Mince and dumplings was a mainstay of my childhood. At home and at school, it graced the menu on a…

Recipe: Parkin

Be prepared for Bonfire Night with a delicious Yorkshire ginger cake

Nine books to read this autumn

The best new novels and non-fiction to curl up on the sofa with

Can sherry make a comeback?

‘Granny’s favourite’ is no longer the ubiquitous tipple it once was in British homes – and it’s struggling in Spain, too

Europe’s best yoga retreats

India isn’t the only option for a spectacular yoga holiday

Recipe: Poached pears

Poach your pears in red wine for a visually stunning and tasty dessert

Sean Scully: ‘Fatherhood has given my art a new lease of life’

The prolific artist on how doing the school run in his 70s has brought a fresh dynamism to his work

GBBO’s Paul Jagger: Top tips for baking bread

The Great British Bake Off contestant, whose lion bread wowed Paul Hollywood, shares some knead to know information

London’s best art fairs

Where to go if you want to buy – or just gawp at – some fine art

The great second places

Mark Mason celebrates the people and things forgotten by history for not quite finishing first

Recipe: Spiced apple cake

The ultimate cake for the autumn months

Ryder Cup 2018: American vs European beers

The beers to drink while watching Europe and America’s best golfers do battle

London Film Festival 2018: Five under the radar gems

Tickets are at a premium for the best films at LFF – but here’s a selection still available to book (if you’re quick)

The best artisan workshops

From breadmaking to calligraphy, people across the country are giving old school pursuits a go

In search of the real Frankenstein

Was a Somerset scientist and his daring electrical experiments the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece?

Open House London 2018: the best buildings to visit

The doors to the capital’s architectural gems are being thrown open once again

Gallery: Courtauld Impressionists

A stunning exhibition at the National Gallery featuring Manet, Seurat, Van Gogh and more

Recipe: Shakshuka

A spicy dish that’s perfect for a long weekend breakfast

A hungry history of the Houses of Parliament

From William Pitt the Younger’s passions for pies to Margaret Thatcher’s favourite tea room

10 TV shows to watch this autumn

Doctor Who, Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs and a new John Le Carré adaptation are heading to the small screen

How to do a Cotswolds weekend break in style

The restaurants, pubs and places to stay that will make your Cotswolds escape a memorable one

Recipe: Peach and blueberry cobbler

Cobblers are a particular favourite in the Deep South, and this is a classic combination.

Peloponnese: A Greek escape minus the tourist hordes

Leave Athens and head to one of Greece’s underrated gems instead

London’s best pizza restaurants

Where to go in the capital for a slice of the action